U.S. Army to evaluate aim stabilization technology for infantry rifles inspired by Iron Man Suit project

Feb. 18, 2021
Prototyping will go through summer 2021, with a downselect to one single weapon vendor to produce the NGSW’s carbine and automatic rifle variants.

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The U.S. Army is experimenting with technology as part of its Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) project to enhance a soldier’s aim by stabilizing a weapon’s barrel against unnecessary or unintended movement. Task and Purpose reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

18 Feb. 2021 -- The so-called Aim Control Enhancer (ACE), originally developed as part of U.S. Special Operations Command’s now-abandoned ‘Iron Man’ suit, is undergoing evaluation for possible use with the NGSW, says Peter Rowland, a spokesman for the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va.

The system, which attaches to the standard Picatinny rail on most military rifles, is a mechanical isolator for a soldier’s support hand, says Matt Angle, the Wyoming-based electrical engineer who originally developed the system.

The ACE was developed originally as a small arms stabilization system for U.S. Special Operations Command as part of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), better known as the ‘Iron Man’ suit.

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